We all know about the sickening events that took place last Friday in Connecticut and are all feeling the same turbulent emotions of shocked horror. On this day, we are all stepping away from the normal business of our blogs to add our voices to the chorus of support for the families who have lost so much.
It is doubtful than anyone will ever be able to explain what led that young man to inflict that amount of pain on children, both to the deceased and the survivors whose lives have been altered forever. My heart and deepest condolences go out to the families of the students and faculty of Sandy Hook School, I wish there was more I could do.
But I know from experience that there is only one thing that I can do, nothing can ease the pain that a parent feels when they have lost a child. It is a struggle that each individual must face alone, but as a survivor of that same pain, I can offer only this. Love more.
I know it seems hard when anger and retribution are so much easier to act upon, but loving more is the only answer to what ails our society. Love your family and friends more, your neighbors and co-workers, love the people who push at us the hardest and love yourself.
It only takes a momentary kindness, a fleeting sign of generosity, to turn the tide from violence to peace. If you would like to contribute to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund please visit their United Way page.